Average May Temperatures in the United Kingdom





Average temperatures for May at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom are listed below in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum daily temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Across the UK, May temperatures average a daily high of 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of 7 °C (44 °F).

Southern England

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
61 44 Birmingham 16 7
62 45 Cambridge 17 7
60 49 Eastbourne 16 10
60 48 Exeter 16 9
61 45 Ipswich 16 7
64 47 London 18 8
59 47 Lowestoft 15 8
59 47 Newquay 15 9
63 46 Oxford 17 8
56 43 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 13 6

Northern England

Average daily temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
60 45 Blackpool 16 7
59 45 Grimsby 15 7
55 41 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 13 5
61 46 Manchester 16 8
59 43 Newcastle 15 6
59 42 Penrith 15 6
61 46 Sheffield 16 8

Wales

May temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
57 46 Aberporth 14 8
61 44 Aberystwyth 16 7
63 47 Cardiff 17 8
59 46 Tenby 15 8
59 47 Valley, Anglesey 15 8

Scotland

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
56 41 Aberdeen 13 5
57 43 Dundee 14 6
58 43 Edinburgh 15 6
58 43 Forres 14 6
61 45 Glasgow 16 7
54 42 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 12 6
51 42 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 10 5
58 44 Oban 15 7
54 43 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 12 6
55 45 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 13 7

Northern Ireland

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
60 44 Armagh 16 7
59 44 Belfast 15 7
58 44 Londonderry 14 7
United Kingdom Temperatures
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